Easy Macaroni Salad…and Better Bakery

I am a huge fan of bready things. Rolls. Pretzels. Burgers, calzones, subs, pizza. If it’s yeasty, I want it.

I love to make bread, but let’s be honest…it takes time. Lots of time. The kneading, the rising. It’s devoting an entire Saturday to the kitchen when you really just want to nap and Netflix. But how else are you going to get a nice, soft bread, wrapped around layers of chicken, cheese and bacon? Doughy goodness and flavorful fillings in every bite?

You can’t.

Or rather, you couldn’t.

But now you can.


I just learned about Better Bakery, and their crazy good products. I was skeptical at first. Artisan Melts? Frozen sandwiches. Frozen sandwiches. Really? Could it be all that?

Yes, they are all that. And they are Artisan Melts.

I tried two varieties…Cheese & Pepperoni Pizza, and Chicken & Bacon Club. We loved both! Seven thought I MADE them. Actually made them. They do look homemade- or restaurant made…and they taste SO good.


Better Bakery didn’t want me to brag all day about them though…they asked me to make a side dish! Personally, I don’t think you need anything at all…but maybe chips? Pretzels? Celery? But where’s the recipe in that? So…I made you some easy macaroni salad. It goes really well with the Chicken and Bacon Club. It’s creamy, tangy, and would make a great side dish for the upcoming Big Game. Come to think of it, you could make a few of these Better Bakery melts, cut them into 4, and put those out on the buffet table as well. Yum! And so easy!

Let me know what you think!


Easy Creamy Macaroni Salad


  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp. vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • dash garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 cup finely diced celery
  • 1 cup chopped green and/or red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced onion


  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse with cold water until cooled.
  2. Combine mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, honey, salt, garlic and pepper in large bowl. Stir in macaroni, celery, peppers, and onion. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

More About Better Bakery

Better Bakery provides a one of a kind sandwich experience hand made in small batches for everyone to enjoy. The handcrafted, artisan melts are made by Bakers who are committed to the Better Bakery art, and want to make better food.

Better Bakery is proud to have bakers who love what they do and continue to tirelessly bake delightful, handcrafted items for families to enjoy. Better Bakery stands by its promise of “Always Handcrafted” with each sandwich hand cut, rolled, topped and picked. They have created new packaging to help reflect the craft that goes into each product, and they think you’ll agree.

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Disclaimer: I was provided product for review, as well as compensation for my time in recipe creation. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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